Toyota, a well known car automaker, is on the move in trying to upgrade its existing models in order to make them more competitive. Among the models to be redesigned is the Toyota Sequoia, which will get completely new changes in the 2016 year model. It is aid that this model will represent the third generation of this model. Just like other Toyota models whereby the highest level of quality has been maintained, this 2016 Toyota Sequoia will not fall short of this. Ever since the first Sequoia was launched to date, the automaker has been improving the entire models one version after another. This is why the Sequoia has proved to be one of a kind in regard to reliability, durability, performance and superior features. With this upcoming 2016 Toyota Sequoia, it is expected to carry on with this trend by getting features which are suitable for an automobile of this day and age.
2016 TOYOTA SEQUOIA: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
Prospective buyers should wait to find a number of changes inside and outside 2016 Toyota Sequoia. There will also be some similarities with the outgoing model. Apart from these, the 2016 Toyota Sequoia shall also e equipped with modern features which will make driving it more comfy and interesting. Its interior will feature materials like wood and plastic trims which will contribute immensely to its weight reduction. Likewise, these materials will also add to its great looks and also help in its fuel economy. It will have a three row seating arrangement thanks to its spacious cabin. The auto will come in leather covered seats while the front one will be hated. Again, it will get features such as three zone climate control, a telescopic leather steering wheel, a 6.1 inch or a 7 inch touch screen depending on the trim and a 9 inch LCD screen set on the roof for its rear passengers. Just like the previous Sequoia versions, the upcoming model will be available in three trims namely SR5, Limited and Platinum. This model’s cabin will be made to accommodate seven to eight passengers. As for its safety features, it will be mounted with front row airbags for the driver and front passenger. 2016 Toyota Sequoia will also be equipped with Star safety system; front and rear parking sensors, rear view camera, and anti-lock brake assist as well as traction control.
It will be based on Toyota’s IMV platform, thus it will be a five door version. Its external features include alloy wheels either 18 or 19 inch, a two horizontally-stripped trapezoidal chrome grille, body color bumpers with the front bumper bearing a large air opening and incorporating round fog lights and HID head lights. There will also be a new roof rack and a new rear roof spoiler.
2016 TOYOTA SEQUOIA: ENGINE AND FUEL ECONOMY
Under the hood of 2016 Toyota Sequoia will be a 5.7 liter V8 engine which will generate 381 horses and 401 lb-ft of torque. Power shall be transferred to its rear wheels or the optional all wheel through the six speed automatic transmission. Its fuel ratings shall be 13 mpg in urban centers and 17 mpg on express roads, or 15 mpg combined with the rear wheel drive while the all wheel drive will be slightly higher at 14 mpg combined. It will accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in about 6.5 seconds. With its 5.7 liter tank full, it will achieve a maximum range of 724 km/hr. Its towing abilities are predicted to be approximately 7,400 pounds.
2016 Toyota Sequoia: Release Date, Price, Competitors
The upcoming 2016 Toyota Sequoia will rival against models like Chevrolet Tahoe, Nissan Armada, GMC Yukon and Ford Expedition. It is expected to be unveiled in the auto world in the second half of 2015. As for the prices, they are likely to remain at the same range as those of the current model, meaning that they will be between $ 45 000 and $ 60 000.